Monday, 21 November 2011

Red Lentil & Cauliflower Cobbler Recipe

Here is the recipe as promised, see last post. I didn't put any Tabasco in with the veg or oregano in the cobbler and it was still good :)
Make sure you have a big dish. I can't remember what the elec oven temp is sorry

Cauliflower Cobbler Serves 4 - 6
Ingredients1 tablespoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
8 small onions, halved. I used 2 large ones
1 medium cauliflower, broken into florets
2 – 4 carrots, sliced
200g mushrooms, sliced
400g can tomatoes, chopped
60g- 80g red lentils
2 tablespoons cornflour
3 – 4 tablespoons water
300ml vegetable stock
Optional: 2 teaspoon Tabasco or other hot sauce
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Ingredients for the Cobbler Topping 
 225g self raising flour
60g butter
125g mature Cheddar cheese, grated
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 egg, beaten
150ml milk
Method for the filling
Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Fry the garlic and onions for a few minutes, then add the celery, carrots, cauliflower, mushrooms and stir fry for 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes and lentils. Mix in the cornflour and water and add to the pan with the stock, hot sauce and oregano. Bring to the boil. Transfer to an ovenproof dish, cover and bake in a preheated oven Gas Mark 4 for 20 minutes.
To make the cobbler topping
Sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Rub in the butter, then stir in most of the cheese and the chopped herbs. Beat together the egg and milk and add enough to the dry ingredients to make a soft dough. Knead lightly, roll out to 1 cm thick and cut into 2 inch rounds.
Remove the dish from the oven and increase the temperature to Gas mark 6.
Cook for a further 10 – 12 minutes, until the topping is risen and golden. Serve immediately.
And enjoy

This came from Shaheen at Allotment 2 Kitchen

Thursday, 17 November 2011

What a bad blogger I am

I havent had a lot of time lately, work gets in the way. I have been doing a bit more cooking now the nights are getting darker, how do you fancy
Red Lentil and Cauliflower Cobbler
I haven't used red lentils before I always use the brown ones, although a bit fiddly as there are a lot of ingredients it tasted great and everyone asked for more, if you would like the recipe let me know and I will post it.
We also had apple pie with Heritage apples from a friends garden, they had such a lovely flavour I think we have been spoilt .
I can't believe it's almost that time of year again the one where you write long lists and spend too much, this time last year we had snow, this year we still have roses. All the little ones at school are practicing for the Christmas play, so we have lots of  lambs running around :)
This is just a quick post to get me going again, hubbys test results are next week so hopefully it will be smooth running from now on.
You all seem to be busy I have just had a fly around cyber space for a read.
Hope to be back soon
Cate x